BSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FHEA MInstLM
United Arab Emirates
I completed my PhD in the field of Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London in 2010. As a research fellow and chartered psychologist at the IoP, I specialised in mood disorders and psychosis.
I spent some time at the University of Birmingham working on a neurology based project aiming to improve the cognitive rehabilitation of stroke patients using a technology-based rehabilitation system and investigating brain structure and function. At Birmingham, I won the Post-Doctoral Career Development Competition.
I received the European Psychiatric Association Rising Star award in 2007 and the Samuel Gershon Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder in 2011 in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research.
My research and lecturing career continued at Aston University, which I joined and won the prestigious Vice Chancellor's Fellowship in 2013. At Aston, my research focuses on employing advanced neuroimaging and neuroinformatics techniques to explore cognitive measures in the brain/brain based disorders, and to develop diagnostic tools.
I went on to work in Industry as a psychological marketing executive working with a range of clients in finance, healthcare and education. I have developed and delivered workshops for NHS England incl. Dudley and Walsall MH partnership trust. More recently as Associate Professor in Psychology at the American University in Dubai I led the development, accreditation and launch of an undergraduate psychology program.
Currently I am Associate Professor in Psychology at Zayed University in Dubai.
Membership of professional bodies:
2011 – Present Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the BPS
2013 – Present Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority)
2015 – Present Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the BPS
2023 – Present Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM)
2016 – Present Membership Advisory board for the BPS
2021 – Present Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Lighthouse Arabia
2021 – Present Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction practitioner Bangor University
2015 – Present Editorial board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences
2016 - Present Editorial board: OBM Neurobiology
2016 - Present Editorial board: OBM Geriatrics
2017 – Present Editorial board: EC Neurology
2017 – Present Editorial board: Journal of Neuroscience and Brain Imaging
2017 – Present Editorial board: Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
You can find my ResearchGate profile here or my ORCID profile here.